Features January 2015 Issue

How to Create Just a Little More Physical Space Between You and Your Dog (When You Want It)

Most of us like to snuggle with our dogs, but it’s most enjoyable when we get to choose the time and place, instead of being pestered into it.

How to Create Just a Little More Physical Space Between You and Your Dog (When You Want It)

Do you live with a canine space invader? These are the dogs who always seem to be in your way – under your feet, blocking your path, nudging a nose under your hand as you try to type on your laptop, pressing tightly up against you as you share the sofa. They are often sweet, appeasing, attention-loving snugglers, so it’s hard to discourage the behaviors, but they can also get annoying. I know this all too well, as Bonnie, our appeasing, beguiling, attention-loving, 9-year-old “Scorgidoodle” (Scottie/Corgi/Poodle), is an exceptionally talented space hog.

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